Omaha Public Radio News
Thu June 3, 2010
Three seeking Democratic nomination in for one of Iowa's U.S. Senate seats
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Council Bluffs, IA – Iowa voters have three candidates to choose from in the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.
Roxanne Conlin, Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause are seeking the Democratic nomination. Conlin is a Des Moines attorney and former Iowa Assistant Attorney General. She says economic stability and jobs are the central issues of her campaign. "Many, many Iowans are suffering through very hard times. They have lost their jobs, they've lost their homes, they've lost their hope," Conlin says. "And Washington is broken, Washington is not doing what people want it to do, need it to do, deserve it to do, and I want to go to Washington and hold Washington accountable."
Conlin says there are significant differences between her and incumbent Republican Charles Grassley, who's seeking another term. For example, Conlin says she doesn't support privatizing Social Security, and wouldn't have voted for the bank bailout plan.
The Iowa primary election is June eighth.